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RATINGS: 207   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This unique anniversary libation, heritage-blended from our library of barrel-soured beers, exhibits deeply layered flavors of malt and oak, with a tart finish.

This is the 2010 Vintage and all vintages from now on (2011, etc.), available in 22 oz bottles dated with specific vintage year labeling (Ex: "2010", "2011", etc.)


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rjmc64 (35) - Deer Park, New York, USA - APR 4, 2015
Poured from 22oz. bottle, a dark amber with ruby highlights. Low off white head that fades quickly. Nose is that of apples, sour cherries, with some floral notes. Mouth feel is thick and oily. Taste is tart up front then smoothes out with some sweet grape notes.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DialSquare (3520) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2015
On tap at Bob’s Bar: ruby pour with white head and pink tint. aroma of tart berry, vinegar. tastes are light sweet tart, grape, leathery, vinegar. - 7 4

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
merc7186 (2605) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - MAR 31, 2015
Aroma: Chestnuts, Mild Oak, Mild Tart Cherries Appearance: Amber/Brownish Hue, Passes Mild Light, Off White Head Ring, Mild Lacing Taste: Oaky, Mild Chestnuts, Mild Cranberry Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Tart

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrChopin (3726) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 30, 2015
[ bottle ][ 1oz ][ @DC tasting ][ ? ][ mini tumbler ][ 02.15.15 ]
translucent chestnut, large bubbled white ring. Sugary sour cherry nose, lightly dusty with considerable sweetness. Front is thin, juicy cherry, low sourness until mid when citric acid tingles the jaw, thin and sticky in the bright finish, singular but buoyed by zesty carbonation. Way sweet finish, red apple sweetness with tart skin.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Emeister84 (1609) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 16, 2015
Sharp tart fruity aromas, sour apple, some pineapple, some floral notes. Very dark brown, almost black, beige head has decent retention. Dry, sour. Light bodied, pretty refreshing

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tastybeer (1850) - Indiana, USA - MAR 12, 2015
Bottle, 2015 ed. Pours murky ruby/brown. Big beige head, little retention/lace. Aroma of berry, oak, funk, dust. Taste is tart, funky, berry, grape, a bit sweet. Palate is slick, average carbonation, tart finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
M82 (407) - Kansas, USA - FEB 28, 2015
A mahogany body sports vibrant cranberry highlights gradiating to sunset amber at the edges beneath a short, tight light khaki head falling to a solid ring and a few dots of lace

Aromas and flavors of natural fleshy over-ripe fruit, plumb, blackberry, hints of dark cherry, citrus, solid tartness with added depth of oaky barn on a spritzy, juicy, oaky medium-light body creating solid sour-n-sweet residuals of the previously mentioned components, very solid

22oz bottle served at 45º into Orrefors Beer Taster


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GranvilleTim (1778) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2015
Mahogany pour with a dark beige head. Aroma is sour and oak. Taste is sour and tart at the end. Oak flavor comes out in the finish. An ok sour.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
luttonm (3307) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 17, 2015
Bottle at Brony Tasting, DC. Clear, reddish-brown, buttery sour. Soft tartness, brown malt body.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GenDV138 (3534) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 16, 2015
Bottle at the DC Tasting. Clear dark red with off-white head. Aromas of vinegar, dark fruit, tart notes. Tastes of vinegar, wine, grapes, dark fruit. Medium-light body with a dry finish.


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